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Date: 03/28/2017
Source: Devex
Type: In the News
Family planning in West Africa has increased in popularity in recent years, as local religious leaders, community groups and health outreach programs have gotten behind the message. This multi-pronged approach is responsible for rising contraceptive use, according to the United Nations Population Fund West Africa Regional Director Mabingue Ngom. Places such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and...
Date: 03/21/2017
Source: UNFPA
Type: In the News
“To be pregnant in the middle of a humanitarian setting is already a dangerous situation, but for girls aged 15 to 19 the risk of pregnancy-related death is already twice as high than for somebody in their twenties. For girls aged 10 to 14, the risk is five times higher,” said Kesaya Baba, from the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, at a meeting held during the United Nations...
Date: 03/16/2017
Source: ReliefWeb (UNFPA)
Type: Updates
As more people flee the current fighting in the West of Mosul city reaching around 97,000 individuals, UNFPA is stepping up efforts to meet their reproductive health needs and gender-based violence concerns. In Qayarra and Jadaa camps currently hosting over 50,000 individuals and still receiving more families from West Mosul, UNFPA is supporting a delivery room that is operating twenty four hours...
Date: 03/13/2017
Source: UNFPA
Type: In the News
Mongolia was struck by harsh conditions this winter, raising risks for pastoral and nomadic communities. An estimated 165,000 people were affected, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Mongolia. The situation has caused particular concern for women and girls, who are experiencing limited access to sexual and reproductive health supplies and care and increased vulnerability to gender-...
Date: 03/09/2017
Source: UNFPA
Type: Updates
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017 Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from want and fear, without discrimination. Gender equality is also vital to sustainable development, peace and security. It’s not just a women’s issue. It’s an issue for all of humanity. Sadly, despite...
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